Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts work is a non-pathologizing, non-shaming, gentle and compassionate mode of working with emotions, trauma, limiting beliefs, and challenging patterns. Lily is trained as a Level 1 IFS practitioner by the Internal Family Systems Institute and loves doing parts work with her clients.
When brought together with mind-body medicine and nervous system regulation, somatic IFS work elicits deep transformation in the client's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience. IFS work allows us to gently free up space previously occupied by pain, self-criticism, shame, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and other tensions. Through these trauma-informed practices, we are able to heal long-held wounds, sorrows, and fears, and cultivate self-worth, bravery, creativity, and more and more aliveness.
With clients, Lily offers both general IFS coaching sessions as well as more targeted somatic recovery or spiritual counseling sessions with IFS integrations. She works collaboratively with clients to set clear intentions for our work together and to proceed at the pace of their nervous system.
If you'd like to learn more about Internal Family Systems / parts work, you might check out this interview with IFS founder Richard Schwartz.